The Shrek series created by DreamWorks is a popular series of films that take a unique twist on faerytales. Scared Shrekless is a Halloween film created for the spooky holiday. The film shows how Shrek and his friends spend Halloween when the family of ogres aren’t busy scaring humans.
Battle of The Stories
On the night of Halloween Shrek and the boys decide to have a contest in the ruins of Lord Farqquaad’s castle. Once there, they each take turns telling a scary story. Each person is trying to scare the others away knowing that the one left standing will be crowned the scariest person in the forest.
Shriek, played by Mike Meyers, is an ogre living in the swamps. After marrying Princess Fiona, he raised a small family with her. He is short-tempered and stubborn not wanting to admit when he is wrong in situations.
Donkey, played by Eddie Murphy, has a family with a red dragon that was used to keep Princess Fiona locked inside a tower. Donkey is special having a short attention span and is easily distracted. He is the life of the party and is known for telling unique stories.
Puss in Boots, played Antonio Baneeraz, is a talking cat that was once a hired mercenary until he met Shriek. He is a gentleman and a hopeless romantic trying to use his swordsmanship to impress women. He is shallow and vain caring about his looks and how others view him.
Gingerbread Man “Gingie”, played by Conrad Vemon, is the gingerbread man that was baked in the muffin man’s oven. He is sassy and uses his words to get under people’s skin. He is often seen with Pinocchio picking on the wooden puppet.
Pinocchio, played by Cody Cameron, is a wooden puppet that can’t tell lies and is usually the butt of his friends jokes. He is naïve and is still learning much about the world around him.
Cute or Scary
The film is a cute children’s take on a group of friends sitting around the campfire telling ghost stories. The concept is the same trying to tell a story so scary that it will haunt the others dreams. I would rate this film a six out of ten. It’s a good film for younger children and a good way to ease them into the idea of horror movies, yet the movie is sillier than scary. There are parts of the film that lack sense but makes up for it with the use of classic characters from the series.
Scared Shrekless is a fun film that can be enjoyed with the younger members of your family helping everyone to get into the holiday spirit. The stories are a bit silly and a play on classic horror stories making them non-spooky for its viewers. It’s a unique take on horror tales yet seems to fit with the rest of the Shrek series.
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